Movement to ban text messaging while behind the wheel gathers steam
Stephen Wallace / Lockport Union-Sun & Journal via AP
August 29, 2009
Inspired by recent accidents, law would treat texting while driving as a primary offense
By Matthew Spina
NEWS STAFF REPORTER
Updated: August 15, 2009, 9:49 AM
Two Erie County legislators have proposed a law that bans texting while driving and lets officers stop any driver they see doing it.
In the absence of a statewide law, several counties around the state have gone their own routes to ban texting.
By Tom Precious
NEWS ALBANY BUREAU
Updated: July 29, 2009, 7:35 AM /
ALBANY — It could soon be illegal in New York to send text messages while driving — but cops won’t be able to stop you for it.
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